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This is a dynamic platform plugin for Homebridge to check the state of your ipp (AirPrint) capable printer.

This Plugin creates a Switch Accessory and ContactSensor Accessory with FakeGato functionality. The Switch Accessory shows if the printer is online or offline and the ContactSensor Accessory shows if the printer is printing.

Installation instructions

After Homebridge has been installed:

  • sudo npm i -g homebridge-printer@latest

Basic configuration

 "bridge": {
 "accessories": [
 "platforms": [
     "platform": "PrinterPlatform",
     "debug": true,
         "name": "HP Envy Pro",
         "address": "http://hpf92bab4321ab:631/ipp/printer",
         "polling": 10,
         "marker": true,
         "switchType": "SWITCH",
         "manufacturer": "HP",
         "model": "Envy Pro",
         "serialNumber": "12345"

See Example Config for more details.


Attributes Required Usage
platform Yes Must be PrinterPlatform
debug No Enables additional output in the log.
printer.address Yes IPP address of the printer.
printer.polling No Printer state polling. (Default: 10s)
printer.marker No If enabled, a new filter characteristic will be shown within printer accessory to show marker level. (Default: false)
printer.switchType No Accessory type of the printer switch. If "CHARACTERISTIC" is choosen, the printer switch will be shown as a characteristic within contact accessory. (Default: SWITCH)
printer.manufacturer No Manufacturer name for display in the Home app.
printer.model No Model name for display in the Home app.
printer.serialNumber No Serialnumber for display in the Home app.

Supported clients

This plugin has been verified to work with the following apps on iOS 12.2 and iOS 12.3 Beta:

  • iOS 14+
  • Apple Home
  • All 3rd party apps like Elgato Eve etc.
  • Homebridge v1.1.6+


You can contribute to this homebridge plugin in following ways:

  • Report issues and help verify fixes as they are checked in.
  • Review the source code changes.
  • Contribute bug fixes.
  • Contribute changes to extend the capabilities

Pull requests are accepted.


If you have any issues with the plugin then you can run this plugin in debug mode, which will provide some additional information. This might be useful for debugging issues. Just enable debug in your config and restart homebridge.

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